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Fragments of gold and glass

Gravel sized chunks of colored glass; dark blue with gilt, transparent greenish-blue, orange paste, black or dark blue and yellow millefiore. Also some small bits of faience beads and burned wood. Wrapped in linen separately- small bits of gold foil.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 22. 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Natakamani, 0–A.D. 20

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. N.), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

22-1-129.1

Medium or Technique

Glass, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments